SAUL ‘CANELO’ ALVAREZ dodged a random drug test after his rematch win over Gennady Golovkin, Triple G’s promoter Tom Loeffler has alleged.
Canelo defeated Golovkin in September to claim the WBC and WBA middleweight world titles, while also handing GGG his first professional loss.
AP:Associated Press6 Caenlo socred a majority decision win over his rival Golovkin in front of the Las Vegas crowd
The pair first fought to a draw in September 2017, and their rematch was scheduled for May of this year – however, Canelo failed pre-fight drug tests.
In March 2018 it was revealed Canelo tested positive for clenbuterol leaving the rematch to be called off with the Mexican being handed just a six month ban.
Once the ban expired Canelo was free to fight and he eventually scored a majority points win over Golovkin in another modern classic in front of the T-Mobile Arena crowd, in Las Vegas.
However, Golovkin’s promoter and head of K2 Promotions Loeffler took to Twitter to claim Voluntary Anti Doping Association were scheduled to do a post-fight drug test.
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USA TODAY Sports6 Golovkin believed he had won the fight, as the Khazak was handed his first pro defeat
AP:Associated Press6 Canelo won the WBC and WBA world titles becoming a two-weight champion following his success as light-middleweight
The promoter claims Canelo, now a two-weight world champion, did not partake in the voluntary post-fight testing.
Loeffler said: "Vada scheduled a random test for GGG a week after the fight. I made sure that Canelo was also going to be tested.
“Next day the random test was cancelled. Strange that it was scheduled then cancelled, maybe Canelo was already in (Mexico) eating steaks celebrating his “decision”.”
Jake, Vada scheduled a random test for GGG a week after the fight. I made sure that Canelo was also going to be tested. Next day the random test was cancelled. Strange that it was scheduled then cancelled, maybe Canelo was already in MX eating steaks celebrating his “decision” https://t.co/HTrzBNiOYm
— Tom Loeffler (@TomLoeffler1) November 18, 2018
Loeffler’s comment about Canelo eating steak in Mexico relates to the 28-year-olds positive clenbuterol test earlier in the year.
Getty Images – Getty6 Promoter Loeffler claims a random VADA test was arranged but was later cancelled